Vital Records are available
from two different places. Same record, same fee...just two different
places to write to.
- First, the county
courthouse has a set that are available for the public to use for
genealogy research. I suggest a phone call first to find out what
the specifics are and
"best times" to do research.
Florence County Courthouse
Register of Deeds
501 Lake Avenue
Florence, WI 54121
Since prior to 1882,
Florence County was considered part of Marinette County, and prior
to 1879, it was part of Oconto County. If you are searching for
before 1882, you'll need to contact Marinette or Oconto Courthouses
for those records. The Florence County Courthouse has the following
records starting in 1882: Birth, Death, Marriage, Land, Probate, and
- Second, on site searching
in the state vital records office in Madison is possible with
advance appointments at particular hours and on particular days, for
one hour time blocks. Contact the office for complete information on
this procedure before traveling to Madison. Some records are not
accessible. What makes this convenient is that if your ancestors
relocated like mine did, this might very well be "one-stop-shopping"
without having to tour half of the state of Wisconsin!
The following are sites that
tell you more on obtaining copies of the following. They link up to
forms that you can print from your computer and either mail or fax for
Wisconsin State Historical Society
has a GREAT new genealogy page that will allow you to search over
1,000,000 -- yes - 1 MILLION names in their indexes FOR FREE. If
you require a certificate, contact them directly and they will help
you through the request/payment process.
Also, please don't forget the
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness. If you have a
specific name and date, these volunteers will do limited look-ups.
Also, when checking for county volunteers, be sure to check DANE
county, too as that is where the state library is located. And, if
the records are before 1907, LDS has them on microfilm, too.